Russell Sanchez is a globe-trotting freelance writer who, having grown up in Los Angeles, believed snow was just a fanciful Hollywood invention until he was eighteen, when he discovered for the first time that temperatures below 12 °C actually exist. He apparently enjoys them, as he's now based in Edinburgh, where he spends his days studying Victorian literature, drinking whisky, and scouring charity shops for scarves he doesn't really need, in patterns that no one should wear.
Let's face it: ski holidays can be very expensive. But with a little travel planning, exhilarating ski holidays don't have to end up devouring your summer holiday budget as well.
The key to a cheap ski holiday is finding the right destination at right time of year.
Turkey has long been a British holiday favourite, and it still grows more popular by the year. It boasts a blissful Mediterranean climate, breathtaking beaches and luscious landscapes unlike those anywhere else on earth. You can paraglide from enormous mountains in Olu Deniz, and snorkel, dive or water-ski in most resorts. You can even go skiing in Kartalkaya and Erciyes. And don't forget the food – it's almost reason enough to visit! Resort restaurants can be counted on to serve succulent Turkish kebabs, seafood, Mezes and slow-cooked lamb alongside British, Indian and Chinese cuisines. By Russ Sanchez
Ibiza holidays have become synonymous with certain legendary names: 'Amnesia', 'Space', 'Pacha', 'Privilege', 'DC10' and 'Eden', just to name a few. Between June and September, Ibiza apartments and villas from Ibiza Town to San Antonio are the haunt of seasoned clubbers, who return to the White Isle for legendary nights, which last at least until the sun rises. But Ibiza also offers crimson sunsets, powdery soft beaches, and more fantastic local restaurants than you can shake a stick at. A truly well-rounded Ibiza holiday experience includes all sides of this island playground. By Russ Sanchez